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  • Ground announcer denies using accent for Monty Panesar December 2, 2013

    Sydney: A ground announcer stood down for allegedly pronouncing England bowler Monty Panesar's name with an Indian accent has denied doing so, and said he would be seeking clarification from Cricket Australia. Cricket Australia said on Saturday that it deemed the conduct of the PA announcer at the Alice Springs ground...
  • Bihar government pioneered 'toilets first' slogan: Nitish November 20, 2013

    Patna: In an apparent reference to Narendra Modi's 'toilets first, temples later' remark, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the Bihar government had pioneered the slogan in 2007. "Officials popularised the concept among the people, but some people are now talking about toilet first and temple later," he said...
  • George Bailey nears Test debut as Australia announce Ashes squad November 12, 2013

    Brisbane: George Bailey will make his Test debut, likely batting at No. 6, in the Australian lineup for the opening Ashes match against England, while fast bowler Mitchell Johnson replaces Mitchell Starc. Shane Watson is also in the 12man Australia squad named on Tuesday, despite a hamstring injury which may prevent...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 5, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Election Commission announces poll dates for five states October 14, 2013

    Five states Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Mizoram will go to polls between November 11 and December 4. The counting of the votes in all the five states will take place on December 8. With the announcement of the election schedule, the model code of conduct has...
  • One day on, Bartoli has 'no regrets' about retirement August 16, 2013

    Cincinnati: Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli said she was having no second thoughts about her shock decision to retire from tennis and was looking forward to starting a new chapter in her life. Bartoli, 28, stunned the tennis world 12 hours earlier when she left the court after a secondround defeat at...
  • Mumbai airport stops announcement system to cut noise pollution April 22, 2013

    Mumbai: The oftheard boarding announcements that would alert passengers at airports about the departure of their flights, is now a thing of the past at Mumbai's domestic airport. Departing private airline passengers at the airport will now have to rely on large display screens put up throughout the airport to...
  • Facebook's new feature: Graph Search January 16, 2013

    Facebook has launched a new feature called Graph Search that allows users to search anything their Facebook friends have shared, including photos and posts. However, the feature is yet to be made public. ...
  • Facebook's new Graph Search feature: All that you need to know January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new feature to help its users search for people and places within the social network, in the company's first major product launch event since its May initial public offering. Available as a "beta" or early version now, the new feature ...
  • Protests mark third anniversary of Telangana announcement December 10, 2012

    Hyderabad: Protests in all three regions of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday marked the third anniversary of the central government's announcement to initiate the process of forming a separate state of Telangana. While parties fighting for a Telangana state took out rallies in Hyderabad and nine other districts of the region,...
  • Telangana announcement in 15 days? September 3, 2012

    Hyderabad: The TRS leadership is confident that the Centre will make an announcement on Telangana in the next 15 days. Party chief K Chandrasekhara Rao's supporters claim that the Congress leadership has dropped subtle hints to him to this effect. But the TDP is very sceptical about the Congress making...
  • Ramdev defers his 'big' announcement till Sunday August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev on Saturday deferred by a day a "big" announcement on the next course of his agitation on blackmoney and Lokpal Bill as former Army chief General VK Singh will join him in the protest on Sunday. Ramdev was to come up with his plans for the...
  • Pranab prepared to talk to Mamata when she is ready July 10, 2012

    Kolkata: UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said he would talk to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee when she is ready to talk to him. "I am ready to talk to Mamata Banerjee as and when she is...
  • Top rumours on Microsoft's 'major' announcement June 18, 2012

    Los Angeles: Microsoft is expected to make a "major" announcement after the market closes Monday. Speculation about the Los Angeles media event has ranged from an unveiling of a new tablet computer that uses lowpower chips to a new system that will use an upcoming version of Windows to help people...
  • Did Pietersen quit because of ECB? June 1, 2012

    London: Kevin Pietersen's turbulent relationship with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has taken one of its most dramatic steps yet, with the batsman's shock retirement from oneday and Twenty20 internationals. Pietersen, 31, has found himself at the centre of several awkward situations since making his England debut in 2004...
  • Mumbai: Central Railways' apathy irks commuters April 19, 2012

    Mumbai: If you stepped into a Central Railway station on Wednesday, you saw an uneasy crowd, enormous in number and short of temper, waiting at the platforms. The LED displays showing train arrivals were frozen at zero. Except for a staccato announcement about indefinite delays due to a technical problem,...
  • RGV announces film on 26/11 terror attack December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: When Ram Gopal Varma visited the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel soon after the 26/11 terror attacks, it was speculated he would make a film on the incident. The news is confirmed now. Varma has tentatively titled his film '26/11', and he aims to capture the "behindthescenes" aspects...
  • Celina Jaitley announces marriage on Twitter August 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Celina Jaitley announced her marriage to hotelier Peter Haag on Twitter over the weekend. Rumours of their possible union was doing the rounds of Bollywood for quite a while some rumours are true then! Celina tweeted "Beloved tweeple. ..With great pleasure I would like to announce my wedding...
  • Hosni Mubarak moves assets to Gulf states February 14, 2011

    New York: Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has reportedly moved his family assets from European banks to institutions in Gulf region after Swiss authorities took steps to freeze his foreign accounts. "We're aware of some urgent conversations within the Mubarak family about how to save these assets," a senior intelligence was...
  • US: sudden fame for homeless man January 7, 2011

    The former radio announcer took the internet by storm and is now getting job offers from all over the world. ...
  • iGate cancels announcement of deal with Patni January 3, 2011

    New Delhi: IT firm iGate on Monday said it has called off announcement of its "significant corporate development", where it was expected to notify its deal for buying 63 per cent stake in Patni Computer Systems. "The significant corporate development that was set to be announced on Monday is off,"...
  • Railway timetable announcer saves lives at the CST November 30, 2008

    Mumbai: The indiscriminate firing by terrorists at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Mumbai took many lives. However, many other lives were saved because of one ordinary Mumbaikar who announces railway timetables for a living. It was a usual evening shift for VD Zhende, making announcements of suburban train arrivals...
  • PM declares Rs 25000 cr for agriculture June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday announced a Rs 25,000 crore plan for boosting farm sector growth by addressing the needs at the grassroot level. "The Centre will commit funds if states maintain their baseline levels of expenditure. This will ensure greater public investment in agriculture," PTI quoted him...
  • Tony Blair to step down on June 27 May 10, 2007

    Trimdon (England): Tony Blair said on Thursday he is stepping down as prime minister on June 27, closing a decade of power in which he fostered peace in Northern Ireland, presided over an unprecedented period of prosperity and followed the US to war in Iraq. In a somber farewell, Blair moved...
  • National Film Awards in a 'fix' again June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The muchdelayed 53rd National Awards have run into trouble once again. Kolkatabased National Award jury member Shyamali Banerjee has filed a petition in the Delhi High court on Monday charging the jury of corruption and fixing the awards. "There is a nexus and lot of pressure on the...